St. Joseph High School announces 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian

TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School is proud to announce that Sofia Papanikolaou and Amy Ogle are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian respectively.

Sofia Papanikolaou resides in Shelton, Conn. Within the St. Joes community, she is vice president of the National Honor Society and has managed the 2021-2022 Freshmen Mentoring Program. Sofia has served as president of the Writing Center, president of the Film and Literature Club, secretary of the Future Healthcare Professionals Club, and member of Student Ambassadors and the Amaranth Literary and Arts Journal. Sofia is also a Harvard Book Award and Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award recipient and a member of the Math, English and Spanish Honor Societies. Outside of St. Joes, Sofia is a competitive dancer and assistant dance teacher at Thrive: The Essence of Dance in Monroe, Conn. In the fall, Sofia plans to attend the University of Connecticut as an Honors Scholar and recipient of the Nutmeg Scholarship (full cost-of-attendance scholarship) to study Physiology and Neurobiology on the pre-medical track.

SJ’s salutatorian, Amy Ogle, resides in Oxford, Conn. She is the literary editor of both the School’s Yearbook and the Amaranth Literary and Arts Journal. Amy is also involved in the Drama Club, Student Ambassadors, Music Ministry and the Writing Center. Outside of St. Joes, Amy teaches religious education to first and second graders at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. She is a recipient of the Cornell Book Award and winner of “Best Literature” for two years in Amaranth’s annual contest. She is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the English, Spanish and Music Honor Societies. In the fall, Amy will attend the University of Richmond as a presidential scholar to study English and Creative Writing.

“We are so proud of these two very accomplished students who embody all that is St. Joes,” said Principal, Nancy DiBuono. “Sofia is a great leader and is a perfect example of strength and character in our school community. Amy is an incredibly talented student with strong artistic skills and work ethic. Both of these students set high standards for themselves and are inspirations both in and out of the classroom.” 

About St. Joseph High School

St. Joseph High School (SJHS) strives to be the premier college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. The school provides a learning environment that embraces the Gospel values of the Roman Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. SJHS prepares young women and men to realize their potential, helps them to excel in higher education, and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives. St. Joseph High School is a member of NCEA, NAIS, NEAS&C.